A Brown Jug liquor store in Mountain View will close by the end of the year, the company’s owners said Friday, a sign of an Anchorage-wide trend: Citizens are having more success pushing liquor stores to address problems caused by chronic alcoholics and litter. In an unusual agreement with neighbors, Brown Jug made a series of commitments. In addition to […]
The Native village of Napaskiak asked Gov. Bill Walker on Tuesday to declare a state of emergency, following an increase in alcohol-related deaths. Bethel’s liquor store has disrupted village life so badly that it requires state and federal intervention, according to tribal council members. Read more here.
For the past several decades, Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 steps have dominated addiction treatment in America — boasting millions of adherents and turning into the standard option within most addiction treatment programs in the US. A new study has found, however, that AA, the original 12-step program, and others like it don’t have to be the only answer […]
It’s long been known that spouses tend to resemble each other in alcohol consumption and misuse, the study team writes in JAMA Psychiatry, but it hasn’t been clear whether that’s because people with similar habits seek each other out, or because partners exert a strong influence on one another. When the researchers looked at whether […]